Area of production : AOC Cahors
Soil and climate : The vines of Château du Cèdre root in two different types of soil: the terroirs, composed of stony clay and limestone, produce straightforward wines with fine tannins, whereas the more powerful and dense wines come from soils composed of clay, sand and rich in pebbles.
Grape varieties : 90 % Malbec, 5% Merlot, 5% Tannat
Climate conditions : The 2009 vintage was very clement with the vine. After a hot and dry summer, the grapes were harvested under a dazzling sun,making for healthy picking conditions.
Type of winemaking : Harvest is sorted in the vineyards and destemmed upon arrival in the cellar. 30 days of maceration with daily punching down of the skin cap at the beginning of fermentation. Fermentation temperature does not exceed 28° C. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in oak barrels.
Type of ageing Oak aged for 22 months
Tasting notes : This is Malbec-territory: Dark and opaque, its intense bouquet is full of dark fruit, smoke, chocolate and spices. Dense and soft, wild but homey, you will love to crunch the crispy tannins, that tickle your palate, before taking a rest at the bottom of the glass amidst aromas of cinnamon, vanilla and dark fruit.
Residual sugars ≤ 2g/l
Stored correctly (at 10/15°C and a with an air moisture level of at least 70%), we guarantee the quality of this cuvée for the next 10 years.
Residual sugars : < ou = à 2g/l
Food recommandation : This wine has great aromatic strength and pairs perfectly with local dishes: magret, confit, cassoulet...
Medals & prices : Wine Spectator (USA) > 90 pts
Vinum (All-CH) > 16,5/20
Le Guide de la RVF (Fr) > 16/20
Weinwirschaft (All) > 89 pts
Wine Enthusiast (USA) > 90 pts